Reports are coming out of Portugal that Rafa Benitez is interested in 23-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela.
It does seem like Rafa wants another top goalkeeper in the squad to challenge recently signed Slovakian International Martin Dubravka.
Varela has been at his hometown club since 2006 and left two years ago for Vitória Setubal on a permanent deal but returned to Benfica last summer.
23-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela
The Record is reporting that Newcastle are monitoring the 6ft 3ins goalkeeper’s situation.
He has not played many times for the Benfica first team – 35 games in all – and would presumably want the opportunity of first-team football elsewhere.
Varela has represented Portugal at all youth levels through U23 and would presumably not be very expensive.
What do you think?